You know, I've been thinking about this for a while—Betty’s thread has prompted me to bring a concern to this responsible body.
Lately there have been a few threads about "what do I get 'so-and-so' for Christmas...I was thinking about a Streetsweeper for my dad or a Jennings .25 for my mom..."
People....Christmas is not the time of year to buy people guns they will not need or use. After a while, these guns will be neglected and malnourished...people will abandon them after the Christmas season...you'll find them on the street begging for ammo or in shelters (pawn shops) during the cold months—a pathetic experience no gun should have to endure. As responsible gun owners, I think we need to consider what is best for the guns...
Therefore, I am starting SIGguy229's Gun Rescue. It will be open for all guns of all shapes, sizes, and calibers. No gun will be turned away. However, given that it takes money to run a rescue, I ask those that support Gun Rescue to donate cash or cashiers checks—this money will be put towards the feeding, caring, and cleaning of wayward guns. You will not be disappointed! In return for your generous donations, I will send you a picture of your (sponsored) rescued gun…on the range, in the safe, and during feeding times on the range.
Look deep into your hearts and give what you can. However, the rescue starts with you! If you have more guns than you know what to do with, please send them to SIGguy229's Gun Rescue….do not let them languish!! If you see a poor SIG P239/.40S&W sitting all by its lonesome, RESCUE IT!—and then send to SIGguy229's Gun Rescue. Your spouse will understand…it’s the time of the year where we need to think about others…you rescued a gun!!
Please send your rescued gun or cash donation to:
SIGguy229's Gun Rescue
40 Smith & Wesson Way
Stafford, Virginia 22940
(for those without sense of humor--the above is not a real address)
This is almost as good as when Glenn Beck gave himself a Cuban Pool Boy for Christmas on the air one year.......
Obviously you are a very selfless, kind hearted, generous person. If more people could be like you the world would be a far better place. God bless and good luck!
Merry Christmas!! :smiley2:
Ahhh...Christmas really brings out the spirit of mankind...
I, for one, will do my part, and will be setting up a donation drop-off point in Alexandria for all concerned individuals to ensure that their wayward guns are taken into a loving home. :haha:
I'm sending a couple yer way....Now, all you gotta do is stand over by the window and wait...don't move, don't go nowhere, just wait.... and no you don't need to go to the bathroom, you might miss the shipment... :o
I've got a three dollar bill for you, by the way if you need land for your rescue I have ocean front property here in ND for sale.:banana: :banana: :danceban: :banana: :banana: :danceban: :danceban: :banana: :banana:
An outstanding gesture Sigguy! I to will set up a receiving point here on the west coast, so that wayward guns can be dropped off for your project. That way, the kind folks dropping off guns won't have to pay the postage to ship it all the way to Virginia, and I will forward them (at least one) to you upon receipt, evaluation, and cleaning...
I think I'm gonna cry......
Brings back memories of seeing abandoned, neglected guns, looking up at me with wide, brown mag wells, wearing nothing but cast off, grit encrusted stocks..... tears my heart right out.
Good speed to you man!
A Lonely Gun is a Terrible Sight to see. !!
You are a rare man. You have struck my emotional threads. I fully support your venture and can only offer to work with you.
I am willing to be your Florida Center drop-off point.
Let me know what else I can do...
You're one heck of a man...
May the 'gun gods' bless your efforts...:congrats:
It brings a tear to my eye to see this much support for such a worthy cause...SIGguy229's Gun Rescue - "Where Every Gun Has A Home"
I already have a drop box for unwanted knives and swords, perhaps I should add or any other weapons to the sign. I will be sure and send you the ones I have no use for. By the way if you find any that don't fit your uses, you are welcome to send them to me.
What a wonderful thing you are doing!
My checks in the mail. :blink: